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More Canon 4K Camera in 2015?| Rumor

By Anthony Thurston on October 24th 2014

Probably one of the biggest complaints I have heard in regards to Canon’s two latest big releases, the 7D Mark II and the C100 Mark II, is the lack of 4K video recording. Well, it seems that Canon may finally be seeing the light about 4K, and a new rumor indicates it could be coming soon!


More Canon 4K Camera in 2015?

At the time of this writing, the only Canon offerings of 4K that I am aware of come in the form of the EOS-1D C, and the C500. According to a new rumor report over on Canon Rumors, Canon could be gearing up to announce a slew of 4K products across their imaging and cinema lines.

[REWIND: Canon Officially Announces The New C100]

CR states that 2015 could see 4K products introduced in the EOS, Cinema EOS and possibly even the VIXIA product lines. Both the Canon C300 and C500 are due for updates in 2015, and while the C500 already has 4K, it is thought that the C300 will gain 4K recording.7d-mark-II

As for any possible 4K DSLR or Mirrorless offerings, the rumor can’t shed any light on what releases next year will likely have 4K. It is also notable that questions regarding if the 7D Mark II could get 4K through a firmware upgrade did not result in any clear answer.

So for now, at least, we must wait to discover the fate of Canon’s possible DSLR/Mirrorless 4K offerings.

[Via Canon Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Basit Zargar

    Jealous :)

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  2. Heath Blair

    I’m a long time Canon user and was going to buy a 70D, but the GH4 killed that idea immediately even though I have a ton of Canon glass and I don’t like the M43 format. 4K is the only way to go for videographers and that has to be the way forward more broadly for Canon. I was going to buy a second GH4 or a A7s, but now I think I’ll wait to see what Canon produces by way of an affordable 4K DSLR. But I won’t wait for long. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone on that one.

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  3. Ian Moss

    Still trying to figure out why I should care.

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  4. Kayode Olorunfemi

    Ok there’s something about 4K I don’t get. I watched a tonne of cinematographers talk about 4K and awhile they welcome it they all have a preference for dynamic range over screen size. 8bit 4K is still 8bit, just spread out over a larger space. The one thing that makes me love Canon (I use the 5D Mk3) is not really due to Canon but Magic Lantern, cause it shoots RAW, now at 14Bit RAW am yet to see the 4K Camera that comes close to this in Dynamic Range. The best I’ve heard (which I haven’t verified) is GH4 which someone claims delivers 10bit 4K. Anyone who has tried to push 8bit footage in post production will know what I mean. I see agree with you guys that Canon has been Lazy and they risk loosing the DSKLR war but in a practical sense for video, I will prefer them to be pushing for 1080p RAW and not 4K, until Cameras can deliver the 4K Raw that is.

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  5. Adrian Jones

    They are missing the mark for these products with 4K when you can get for so much cheaper in different brands. Another Canon fail! the 7D Mark II should have got the 4k treatment. They try so hard to avoid cannibalization but soon. Their products won’t be selling at all, because a pro buys a pro camera, a semi pro buys a red epic, and an amateur buys a black magic of GH4. Canon has positioned them self in an over priced box.

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  6. Arash Tebbi

    They’re just not competitive, even if they were to come out with more 4K cameras. I own and use a C100, 5Dm3, and 6D regularly. But for 4K, I use my GH4 or Black magic and I’m contemplating on purchasing the Sony A7S with the Shogun for 4K recording in low light. Unless Canon can come out with a noise-less sensor, or guaranteed 4K upgrades through sensors, internal raw 4K, or just something innovative, I and I think many, won’t buy into it. I’m curious to know how the 7Dm2 is doing, and why would any current C100 owners even contemplate switching to the m2 unless the picture is significantly better?

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  7. Kurk Rouse

    And I was just getting use to 1080p LED TVs

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    • Scottie Nguyen

      I know huh !!!! But, after watching 4k models in the store, I do difference between 4k and 1080p !!! sigh, just bought my 1080 LED Samsung last year too :(

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